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Oct 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
it down, instead of jim lehrer. >> whatever it takes to keep american's attention. >>> foreign news this morning, u.n. security council is condemning syria after artillery strike on a turkish border town that killed five civilians. syria apologized. fears of cross border war triggered protests. police used tear gas and water cannons to barack reak up prote thousands. >>> struggling to put out a wildfire. the fire fueled by bone dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres. some people in shelton, 40 miles from seattle, were forced from their homes. others were put on notice to be ready to get out. >>> american airlines is canceling dozens of flights just before the holiday weekend. as it scrambles to fix loose passenger seats. airline executives are not blaming the problem on its own work force. they claim it is a combination of wear, poor design and spilled soda, can you believe that, causing seat clamps to fail. the repairs should be repaired by monday. >> be careful with your sodas. >>> major financial headline this morning, record low rates for mortgage loans. the rates fell for a
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
happen. they could directly challenge ch other. jim lehrer could directly challenge them. but they really don't know. >> it is going to be such an exciting night. and a reminder that george and i will be right here with you and the abc news team, ready to react and analyze and fact check. one-on-one, the candidates debate, 9:00 p.m.astern, 6:00 central. >>> and we move on now on "world news" because we have two developing stories from overseas. tonight in syria, the city of aleppo, their new york city, four car bombs killed nearly 40 people. eyewitnesses describe what felt like a series of earthquakes, giant buildings flattened. and here, a square before and after, you can see there, reduced to rubble. >>> and, in iran, something we rarely see. clashes in the streets of tehran, as hundreds of protesters take on their own government. outraged over the collapse of the iranian currency. it's taken a nose dive in the past week, down 40%. and that is a record low. and that is proof, economists say, that tough sanctions by the u.s. government, because of iran's nuclear program, are takin
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am EDT
. [ applause ] it's the simple things. moderator for the debate last night was jim lehrer of pbs and jim was as in control of this evening as a replacement referee. >> we do have to lower the cost of health care. not just in medicare -- >> talk about that in a minute. >> but overall. >> all i want to do -- >> let's get back to medicare. >> my experience is the private sector, typically -- >> all right, just so everybody understands, we're way over our first 15 minutes. >> the president began this segment, so, i think i get the last word, so i'm going to take >> this is a major difference that governor romney and i have. >> we're running out of time. >> jim. >> respond to that. >> two minutes is up, sir. >> no, i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me. >> i have to respond to that, which is, my experience as a governor. >> let's look at this. >> romney earlier mentioned. >> like anything that's been tried before. >> well, bring down rates -- >> commission. >> i heard the romney clan. >> from the university of denver, i'm jim lehrer. >> and back into retirement. just wanted
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
tonight about the clues they have found? abc's senior national correspondent jim avila tells us. >> reporter: boston's logan field -- one of american's boeing 757s, 47 of which, nearly half the fleet taken out of service today. as the troubled airline tries to make sure no more of its coach seats come loose in flight -- as they have three separate times. >> the seats are loose. >> we're not sure if it is a mechanical failure or a human failure. >> reporter: american saying today it has identified the problem -- because seats came loose in one case, flipping passengers on their backs. the seats came in rows of three. the row is held to the floor with a cadle clamp. that was improperly installed. >> on the safety side of the situation, american's doing haul that it can do right now to ensure that the seats are being looked at and installed as correctly as possible. >> reporter: american says the investigation is still underway, but so far the airline cannot give a solid answer as to why now. these seats have been in use for up to 20 years, and never come loose before. aviation sou
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
the big moments we'll remember tomorrow. >> the moderator tonight, jim lehrer from pbs. he's moderat 12 debates, more than anybody else. here he is right now. >> good evening, from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs news hour and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates, between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate, and the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential, are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues. and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments, with two-minute answers for the first question, then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on questions, via the internet and other means, but i made the final selections and, for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments, as i annou
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
heard from jim thome. now he's gotten into the cage himself. 42 years old. you heard what he said. that was one of the best pitching performances he's ever seen. yet, the orioles will win. it's omazing. game time just after 7:00. if the orioles can win this one, they will guarantee themselves at least one playoff hem -- game. >> the wild card game will be friday neat at 8:37. >> the orioles have talked about their separation, figuring out who's going to play. they could be on the road for a wild card game. what they're saying all they can do is focus on it. we you look at it that way, it's the simplest way. >> thank you. so much on the line here tonight, so we want you to send us your best shot. show the orioles support. you can check out the ones that are already up on abc2news.com under featured stories right there on our home page. >> the clock is ticking. the deadline today for the americanilots to decide whether to walk off the job. if the pilots do strike, it would follow other bad news including weeks of flight delays and inflight maintenance issues. there's another inciden
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
half the people are our fans. >> reporter: jim lives in new orleans but grew new baltimore county idolizing you know who. >> there were two thinks we fought about in little lig, who would be short stop and who would wear number eight. >> reporter: katy is originally from pg county. >> if they actually make the playoffs, i will have to make a trip to clam den -- camden yards. >> to win the next two games, hopefully take down the yankees, wen the als. >> the whole hope is they can win. i think that's probably most everybody's hope, except for the yankees. >> the rays lost. oakland won its game and so the rays were eliminated from playoff contention. however in speaking with some of the orioles, they expect a prepared and very good team. buck showalter talked about it. we'll see what happens as the orioles try it get back up after last night's loss. live in tropicana field, christian schaffer. >> what's it like to be in a visiting ballpark and see the orange taken over. >> reporter: i had my camera focused up in the stands and the orioles are ready for that one big hit but it didn't
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
be fine. today we ran into jim thome's family. his dad chuck said his son is very excited to be here for this turnaround season and think the o's are in a good spot. >> love showalter and all the guys. they got something good going. >> what do you think about tonight? eye think we will be -- >> i think we will be 1-1. >> what cluck really want -- chuck really wants is to hit the warehouse on a fly. that's only been done once before by ken griffey, jr. it's never been done in a game that mattered. in the past 15 years there hasn't been a game that mattered as much as tonight. tonight will be incredible timing if jim thome wants to hit the side of that warehouse on a fly. game time is 8:07 and more than enough o's fans are ready to file their way. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> switching gears to health alert, concerns continue over a rep cent outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis. a third case was confirmed in maryland over the weekend. rosie? >> the tainted steroids came from the new england compounding center which makes prepackaged epidurals. the center takes different ingred
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
you're jim thome's family. we ran into thome's dad, brother and twin cities wandering around the yard. jim is happy to be in baltimore and what has been a memorable season. >> he loves buck showalter. >> reporter: what do you think about tonight? eye think we'll be 1-1. >> hit one on utah street. making it his third marker on utah but first as an orioles. his father said an oriole magic -- >> the warehouse. >> jamie, what do you think? do you think he can hit that warehouse on a fly tonight? >> all right. we'll check back in with them. you can go to the website to get the latest o's news. you can check out the break down, ken versus pettitte. go o's. >>> another person in maryland has been sickened by meningitis that came from a batch of steroids. several surgery and pain centers used the drug to help relieve pain. tonight roosevelt leftwich explains. >> reporter: the tainted steroids were injected in most of the infected patients. people who contracted meningitis from this came down with the disease so quickly because it was injected in an hear that acted almost like a super highway
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 2:30pm EDT
. this guy is jim adlesburger. students describe him as well liked, they have fun in his class. he suffered contusions and lacerations to his face, head and hands. when police got there he was dazed. police have i.d.ed a teenage suspect. he'll face simple assault charges. it appears as though his parents are the ones who brought him to the police. >> that's awesome. way to go, parents. that's good news that his parents were responsible. >> and the best news of all, the teacher is okay and looksfá lik he'll be back in school within a couple of days. >>> surveillance video in brussels, belgium, catching a different type of incident. watch closely. sunday morning, early hours. the front of a convenience store through the glass doors. all the way through the back of the store pinning somebody underneath some debris. that person was not serious low injured, believe it or not. what makes this shocking is this is a professional soccer player from belgium. he's 25 years old and just says, oops, i hit the gas instead of the brake. he claims he was only mildly intoxicated. >> it looks like
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
. the carrier says it is finally figured out what was causing the problem. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: american has grounded half its fleet of 757s, its domestic long-range workhorse, taking out for a second round of faa monitored fixes to prevent passenger seats from becoming dislodged in the air. the airline engineering team decided the locking mechanism that secures the seats to the floor, must be enhanced. >> we have a unique situation of a track that had become somewhat worn. and it was where some soda spilled down over time and allowed the seats to become dislodged. >> reporter: another setback for american airlines which suffered record delays in september, for what it claims were labor troubles. claiming its pilots intentionally caused delays twice as often as competitors. the seat issue ratcheted up the airline's troubles. the seats on three flights had come unhinged. earlier this week, american said it finished its inspections. but it's ordering mechanics to fix the seats again, wherever the 48 planes involved land next. a move that will cause cancellations and
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Oct 4, 2012 11:35pm EDT
through, so i got in a relationship with jim carrey at the time and really allowed my mind to get caught up in, you know -- >> reporter: the romance. >> the romance, to numb, to numb really what i was going through. >> reporter: she turns 40 next month and after a long-term relationship with carrey and recently are brian urlacher, mccarthy is single again. she still doesn't believe in god, but that doesn't mean she's given up on her wild side. you constantly break this sexy girl stereotype by being smart and savvy and then you go and pose for playboy again. >> crazy. >> reporter: what's up with that? >> stereotyping is the biggest mistake you can ever do on anybody. i am an amazing mother. i am an amazing, i think, author and workhorse. and i'm also an amazing, like, fun, want to be sexy kind of girl. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang in chicago. >> the amazing jenny mccarthy. thanks to juju for that. >>> next up, lions and tiger and monkeys, oh, my. we meet the team confronting out of control pet owners whose predators would be lurking in your neck of theed woos. [ mal
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
team on paper but they have star power. it's been a bunch of guys, jim thome. 20-year-old manny machado helped move the team around. it's been a different star every night and it's been spec tack cow larp and fun to -- spectacular and fun to watch. >> you can also get the latest orioles news anytime, anywhere. just head to abc2news.com/orm -- orioles. then we have a full length here of all the tweets. everybody is talking about o mazing. this woman is 38 weeks pregnant with baby number three. a lot of families sporting it. all the fans are waiting for you at orioles at abc2news.com. you'll see your friends. all right. let's get a look at our forecast for tonight. we know no rain in tampa but what about here? >>> the weather is always dry inside the dome. back here a warm humid time of the day. today is humid, warm low 80s out there and the humidity values have skyrocket ed. so it will remain humid the rest of the evening. i don't think we'll seat widespread dense fog we had last night but we'll see patchy fog and maybe a stray shower. the rest of the evening muggy. key days wher
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
succeed. >> reporter: the 90 minute debate moderated by jim layer was the first opportunity for the candidates to go head-to- head. at times it was heated. >> solyndra and tester and inner one. i had a friend who said you don't just pick the winners and losers, he picks losers. >> for 18 months he's been running on the tax plan and now five weeks before the election he's saying the big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: there was this memorable moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed the marry me. >> i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: despite that one moment, the candidates didn't seem to agree much and really pushed each other on their policies and proposals that were talked about during this debate. for what happens next? of course both campaigns will try to spin this and declare a victory of sorts, the surrogates are out and about and talking to members of the media. of course we're going to have to wait and see what the voters think. in denver, colorado, i'm tory dunnan, back
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
happen. >> what an amazing influence it's got to be to have a i do like jim thome in the clubhouse. the guy has been around for ever. he's gotten big hits. so it's exciting. it helps going into the playoffs to have that kind of experience we'll have to see how it goes, but to hear him talk about that and the younger players. no reason they should have won that game last night. the rays pitcher pitched an unbelievable game. they managed to pull it out 1-0. live at tropicana field, christian schaffer. >> unbelievable. >> i mean, the guy's been there, done that. he's ready for the post season. the orm want to win this thing. if they do, they guarantee a place at camden yards. >> all right. christian schaffer live tonight. we'll see you after the game. >> so much to keep up with. so many possible games, so many scenarios and so little the o's fans can count on when this comes to buying the tickets. the uncertainty has spilled over to organizations planning events which may or may not compete with games. they have been planning the big block party in hopkins plaza for a year and is trying to
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30am EDT
good debater. i'm just okay. >>reporter: now, pbs' jim le hrer airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. you can see it here on abc 2 news. according to the most recent cnn/rc poll, when you factor in the margin of error of 3 1/2 points, this race remains a dead heat. >> thanks, charley. >>> if you want to watch those debates with a big group of people would which could be pretty fun. you'll want to head to gillman. they'll be hosting an audience discussion about the debate and the campaign as well, as well as historical coverage of important moments in american electoral history. so this event begins at 8:30 tonight. you can always check it out. it ends around 10:30 this evening. >>> baltimore county police have made two arrests in a string of abductions that have happened in the area. abc 2 news' linda stow this morning is at police headquarters in the county with the very latest. and, linda, any new information this morning so far? >>reporter: police have released the suspect's identities. they are 21-year-old kenyon waller and 25-year-old william campbell, both of baltimore. they're being held w
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Oct 5, 2012 11:35pm EDT
just killed it, i guess. >> reporter: president jim wall is a surrogate parent to the missionaries who are only allowed to call home twice a year, even though they pay most of their own way. missionaries are required to turn in receipts for everything down to their gas miles. >> i think if i were a corporation, i'd hire a missionary, because they have such good training. >> reporter: the missionaries work in pairs. why do you keep these two young men together? they can't split apart except when they go to the bathroom. >> it's just for safety's sake. somebody didn't wave a magic wand and take away all the dumb. once in awhile, they make bad choices. when you are with a companion, it's harder to make really bad choices. >> what do you think, skip? >> reporter: the rules are strict. no el the vision, no personal phone calls, no coffee or tea. elder dustin looks nothing like his old i.d. photo and they dress up even in the heat. >> we always wake up, try to be up by, before 6:30. >> in the name of jesus christ, amen. >> reporter: by evening, they are ready for a home-cooked meal at the ho
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
don't know what will happen either. that's the fun part. maybe jim thome goes deep. who knows. we don't know. talking about the starting pitchers. they could be gone by the 3rd inning. >> we'll have it all live at 11:00. excitement in the clubhouse. >> pick out a star. who will be the star? >> jim thome. go get it. >> game three tonight. 7:37. we'll see you then. christian schaffer, jamie costello, abc2news.com in the bronx. >>> orioles fever sweeping the city. >> a pep rally right here in charm city let out a clear they could hear -- cheer they could hear all the way to the bronx. >> mayor stephanie rawlings-blake led the rally. they continue to battle the yankees in the alds. >> what today is about is sending a message up 95 to let them know that we are behind them all the way. >> look at the mayor all decked out in her orange. they proudly showed their orange and black and proudly pose with the mascot. >> and for all the orioles news go to our website. you can browse our photo gallery and read about the game. >> not bad back here close to home. we have temperatures into the 60s
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
each player individually for what they have done throughout the course of the year and jim johnson gave mr. angelos a game ball from the team's win in texas a few days earlier. that put them in the position they are in today. and after the game, the team and the manager buck showalter was talk about the win. >> one win closer to winning three. we have got through texas knowing we had to win 11 games and starting out winning 3 is hard. we know it's a tough task ahead of us. but you know, we like the mathematics after tonight and at least you are one step closer. >> one theme we want to win i want to help the team to win. and that's my hope. and that's my dream. >> reporter: now when the orioles return to new york for game 3 wednesday night they will be reminded it was 1996. the ball under the fly ball but it was snagged by mayer the thief. well jeter was given credit for the home run. that tied it at 4. baltimore went onto lose the game in extra innings and a shot by bernie william. that's a memory on orioles fans' mindsp if the yankee stadium is a lasting reminder of play off baseb
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30am EDT
. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> pbs' jim lehrer will moderate tonight's debate from denver at 9:00 p.m. you can watch it here on abc news. a new cnn poll has this race as a dead heat when factoring in the three-point margin of error. >>> no doubt you have seen plenty of ads about expanded gambling here in our state. well, the washington redskins are now showing support for question 7. the team issued a statement in favor of building a casino in pg county and adding table games to the state's existing casinos. the representative says a yes vote for question 7 is a tremendous opportunity to create jobs and increase funding for public schools in maryland. >>> you have a chance to say thank you to those who have sacrificed so much just to protect us. baltimore's international association of firefighters, they are hosting a crab feast and it's all to honor colleagues who have lost their lives in the line of duty. it's happening tonight, if you're curious and you want to go, and it's happening at the baltimore museum of industry on key highway. the ceremony beg
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
the university of denver in colorado, it was moderated by jim lehrer from pbs and sponsored by mountain dew code red. they have sponsors. this is the first debate, it's key because if a candidate does well, they can sometimes go on to become president. so, you really want to have a good showing. the debate, i think, it's still happening right now as we tape the show. the candidates decided who would get to speak first tonight via a coin toss, which was confusing for mitt romney, they had to explain what a coin was. he had never seen one before. [ laughter ] and it also happens to be, tonight happens to be the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. that seems very convenient. honey, i'd love to go to the ballet with you, but i'm debating mitt romney that night. hey, mitt, help me out, will you? [ laughter ] according to "the new york times," team romney has been working on what they call zingers for mitt to use tonight. just an fyi, if you call it a zinger, probably isn't one. we got some zingers, we got some whimsy, we've got some farcical remarks tonight. romney has reportedly been
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
bit about the format here. it's going to last 90 minutes. it'll be moderated by jim lehrer and we're told there's no audience participation. this debate will focus on domestic policies, things like healthcare, the economy and the role of the government. but while the two candidates were off the trail yesterday getting ready and prepping for the big debate, their wives are giving us a little bit of insight. >> i get so nervous at these debates, and, you know, i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance beam. he doesn't need much advice. i mean, he's been doing this for quite some time. >> almost after every answer that he gives, he'll find me in the audience to see was that good, was that okay? >>reporter: something president obama has really had the momentum as of late. the polls show that this race is tightening up, esal
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama and mitt romney will face off on stage. one moderator, jim leher the moderator. >>> also, in this half hour, in this first half, a new showdown is heating up. a tree that almost killed, well, mcsteamy as you know him from "grey's anatomy." a tree fell on her from the next door neighbor's yard. a big legal battle brewing. >>> first, we're going to get to the latest trouble for american airlines. a story we first brought you on "good morning america." another flight was forced to make an emergency landing last night. and abc's jim avila has been tracking all of the developments. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. american pilots could be at the bargaining table as early as today. bringing to an end, the problems for the airline. this morning, the embattled american airlines under the microscope again. >> i have a gear unsafe flight. >> reporter: another american flight forced to make an emergency landing after an apparent mid-flight maintenance issue. flight 1862, travelling from dallas to st. louis tuesday, turned around after the landing gear appears to jam.
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
dallas, had problems with loose seats. and as jim avila reports, federal officials are already investigationing two other flights with the very same issue. >> during climbout, rows passenger seats, row 12 came loose on the floor. >> reporter: american airlines flight 685, from boston to miami, diverted in mid flight, declaring an emergency and landing at jfk in new york, because a row of seats had disengaged from its rail on nearly a pull flight. one of the displaced passengers is moved to the flight attendants' jump seat. but fearing turbulence en route, the captain decides to land before the loose row becomes an in-flight missile. >> we don't want that thing flying around and hurt the passengers behind it. the seat is loose. and can rotate pretty quickly. >> reporter: a second american flight, from jfk, this time, to miami, turned back after takeoff because of loose seats. elevating americans' struggles from inconvenience, to safety concerns. >> i think it could be sabotage. or it could just be sloppiness. but either way, it's kind of a disaster for the airline. >> reporter:
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Oct 2, 2012 4:55am EDT
travises back to you. >>> jim lair from pbs will be the moderator. catch the debate wednesday at 9:00. here on abc 2 news. >>> weather a big topic, people need to be prepared with umbrellas. the showers will be hanging around for a while. we are seeing them trying to slide in to baltimore. see what is going on with the heaviest rain towards the south and west. a batch of rain nows on the border of carroll county and baltimore county as of now. let's zoom in to the area. we will deal with light rain around reisterstown and garrison. this will work out of here, we have rain behind that. speaking of rain, there it is, if you are traveling in to virginia today, this morning, you could see heavy rain here, you are going to need the wipers on full blast through time. the the bus stop, that forecast is going to be a wet one this morning for the kids. make sure you dress them appropriatelies they have the rape gear, and maybe you could take them to school possibly, 61 degrees for a temperature. in to the afternoon, still off and on showers with the temperature around 77 degrees. let's get a c
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Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
seats coming loose. abc's jim avila reports. >> reporter: boston's logan field, one of american's boeing 757s, 47 of which nearly the half the fleet taken out of service as the troubled airline tries to make sure no more of its coach seats come loose in flight, as they have three separate times. >> our seats, 14 abc i think are totally disconnected. >> somehow in the installation process of our seats we introduced a failure. not sure mechanical failure or human failure. >> reporter: american saying it identified what caused three flights to be aborted in mid flight because seats came loose. in one case, flipping passengers on their backs. the seats came in rows of three. and the row is held to the floor with what is called a saddle clamp. it is that clamp that was improperly installed on the planes where the seats disengaged. >> on the safety side of this particular situation, american is doing all that it can do to ensure that the seats are -- are being looked at and making sure they're installed as correctly as they're supposed to be. >> reporter: american says the investigation
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Oct 9, 2012 4:55am EDT
run. and jim johnson was there mr. angelos got the game ball from the win in texas and the orioles were all too happy to talk about the win. >> we are one win closer to winning three. ee got -- we got through texas knowing we had to win 11 games. it's a tough task ahead of us. but you know, it's rice -- you like the math after tonight at least you are one step closer. >> one theme we want to win and i want to help the team to win and that's my hope and dream. >> reporter: it may be a nightmare going back to new york. we have been here before. that was 1996. it was game one of the alcs between orioles and yankees. at that time it was 4-3 orioles at the time but in the 8th it was jeter we have seen before. a fly ball to right. tony camps underneath to make the catch. and then there's the little mayer reaching over the wall and graping the ball. jeter was a-- grabbing the ball. year the was awarded the -- jeter was awarded the ball amount home run by william in the 11th but that has been on the memory of orioles fan but this time the memories of what happened in 199 # still all too fr
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
. sandusky still insists he's innocent. abc's jim avila has been covering this story from the start. he's outside the pennsylvania courtroom, where sandusky will appear later today. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. we expect from his attorneys and also from his public statement last night that jerry sandusky will be defiant and also unapologetic this morning. and now, abc news has obtained a portion of what one of his victims is expected to tell the judge. from victim 5 this morning, i hope and pray when your honor sentences mr. sandusky, you consider the real harm he's done to me and others and take into account the tears, the pain and anguish that i and others have suffered. clearly, this will not be an ordinary sentencing. >> i'm responding to the worst loss of my life. >> reporter: jerry sandusky, firing back for the first time since he was found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse against children. the former penn state coach, now says he didn't get a fair trial. says he has been unjustly treated like a monster. in a statement released to the university radio sta
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
coming loose in mid-flight. abc's national correspondent, jim avila, has been on this story from the beginning. jim, if nothing else, they think they've solved the problem this time. >> reporter: good morning, josh. two important things for american passengers to note this morning. first of all, american says, they have, indeed, found the cause. and are now retrofitting all of those 757s with an additional lock, a bolt, that will bolt the seats to the floor and make sure they don't slip around anymore. three of them did in three, separate flights during the week in the last few days. one of them, even flipping the seats back into the row behind them. the second important thing to note, as you say, this will mean lots of delays and cancellations. in fact, nearly 100 cancellations the last 2 days. they'll continue through saturday, maybe into sunday. and then, though, american airlines says, the good news is, it will all be fixed and things will get back to normal. josh? >> that's very good news, indeed. jim avila, thank you for that. >>> investigators now say it's possible that th
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
from them? no. >> reporter: the debate was moderated in a zen, low-key style we pbs's jim lehrer. when he included funding to be cut, he included lehrer's orrin programming. >> i like big bird. i like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: it was a debate full of numbers and domestic policy details. >> if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i would support, absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is, never mind. >> reporter: george, up until last night, the obama campaign had succeeded in turning this from a referendum on president obama to a choice. and they were painting mitt romney as an unacceptable alternative. but that dynamic seemed to change last night. it seemed to be very much a referendum on president obama. and mitt romney presented himself as a credible alternati alternative. george? >> that's what mitt romney wanted. >>> let's get the view from the romney camp right now. david muir covers
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
spending and eliminate a number of perhaps and consolidate a number of others. with jim lehrer there, he made an important point, you have to borrow money from china to pay for these program, is it worth it? that's the test that should be applied. if we impose it on future generations. big bird, i can tell you, as the father of three children grown, any father who's gone to a toy store knows that big bird is a pretty commercially successful entity and whether or not we should be subsidizing it and you can cite, oh, it's not that big a percentage of the budget, that's true but every penny that raises a potential cut seems to be sacred with this administration and you can't cut it. and they demagogue it and i think the american people understand this is a big election and a big choice. >> let's talk -- >> have to make some tough decisions and have to find some things where it's not worth borrowing money and imposing debt on future general raths, big bird would be pretty successful, i suspect, without a government federal subsidy and all that debt. >> let's talk about friday's job numbers a
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
happen? a b bc news senior corresponden jim avila explains. >> reporter: fireproof leggings, knee pads a chinese knockout bulletproof style vest, all covered by the stair owe tip came long black trench coat. >> this guy is involved in some sort of delusion or fantasy that's totally didn't appropriate, obviously. >> reporter: in fact, sources tell abc news, harris, car rig only a laptop, wore that vest through security in china. but was taken aside and questioned during his route through south korea and japan, then allowed to proceed to the united states. when he landed in los angeles, a customs agent noticed the unusual gash, checked his back and police arrested him. >> he had a myriad of items in his checked in luggage that raised a lof of suspicion. he had a gas mask, knives, handcuffs. >> reporter: still, it may surprise the average passenger, none of that frightening gear, not even the body bags in his luggage, is banned from planes. only a smoke grenade, also found in his checked luggage, is illegal, and the tsa is investigating how korean authorities let it get aboard. and while
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm EDT
: romney spoke directly to the president in his answers. obama spoke mostly to the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. >> we still have trillion dollar deficits. the cbo says we'll have a trillion dollar deficit each of the next four years. >> reporter: these two men, they are virtually strangers to each other personally. they've only met in person three times before tonight. most recently, in passing, on a debate stage in new hampshire way back in 2008, when republicans followed democrats in debate three days before the primaries. and there was this brief encounter on the campaign trail in 2007. >> good luck to you today. >> reporter: and while they have both reached the pinnacle of party politics, they are so different. their talents and their paths to power and their debate styles. so much at stake on that stage tonight. this showdown comes at what might be the critical moment in this campaign. a hinge of political history. polls show the race tightening, just 34 days left in this campaign. and you can already sense in the crowds the special energy of the home stretch. but tonight, surprisi
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm EDT
showalter has two of them tillman and saunders. don't you love buck. that's why. jim thome will be playing his 70th post season game. here he is at 42 years of age. still, he managed to beat buck. buck showalter talked about that. >> the more you're around guys like him, gem mi walks through the door like his first game in little league. he's enthused, uppete, approachable. so many guys with his resume aren't approachable sometimes. >> reporter: i'll tell you what. we have fallen in love with this club and tonight they're sending miguel gonzales to the mound. many have taken the trane to get here at the bronx. abc2's don harrison was here. >> they're wearing their colors proudly and they're looking for a party. everyone is in a hurry to get to the game. yankee stadium is ready and the new yorkers showed up in their red, white and blue. the orange and black attack are here and they are pumped. >> we waited 15 years to get back into the playoffs. never came up here to a game before. >> reporter: mike ander ri -- and eric are brothers from catonsville. >> it's going to be outnumbered. >> orio
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
victims who were just ten feet away. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila was there. >> reporter: this is what three months in the slammer can do to a man. jerry sandusky has lost weight, his skin turned gray and his gregarious, everyone's pal persona, shrunken inward. the arrogance, gone. >> he did not have that annoying grin. he is a defeated man today. >> reporter: and that was before the judge lowered the boom -- not a day less than 30 years, as many as 60. >> he will not get out until he is 97 or 98 years old. so he's going to die in prison. >> reporter: his wife, dottie, in court for support. sandusky complained about the verdict, and in a defiant but trembling voice, proclaimed innocence. "i feel a need to talk. i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts." a more emotional echo of what we heard him say in a public statement release to the penn state radio station. >> they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >> reporter: but in court sandusky would not have the last word. three of his ten victims confronted him face to face. victim five
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
because rows of seats were coming unbolted in mid-air. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila now telling us the latest. >> reporter: diane, american tonight grounded half its fleet of 757s, its domestic long-range workhorse, taken out of service for a second round of faa monitored fixes to prevent passenger seats from becoming dislodged in the air. at one point, one of them even turned over backwards into the row behind it. the airline's engineering team decided the locking mechanism that skurps the seat to the floor must be enhanced. it's another setback for american which suffered record delays in september, claiming its pilots intentionally caused delays twice as often as its competito competitors, something the pilots' union denied. this is now a safety issue. the cements on three flights came unhinged. just yesterday, american said it finished its inspections but now is ordering mechanics to fix the seats again, wherever the 48 planes involved land next, anywhere in the country. a move that will cause cancellations and more delays through saturday, for american. di
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
correspondent jim avila to tell us what he's saying. >> reporter: good evening, diane. tomorrow is judgment day to sentence jerry sandusky to life and live out the rest of his days in prison. tonight in a highly unorthodox move he put out a daring statement to the penn state college radio station, on the tape he defiantly accuses his victims of lying and insists he is an innocent man. >> i'm responding to the worst loss of my life. first i looked at myself. over and over i asked why? why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations. what's the purpose? maybe it will help others. some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. that would be nice, but i'm not sure about it. i would cherish the opportunity to become a candle for others as they have been a light for me. they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgussing acts. my wife has only been
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
taken some planes out of service until they can be checked. abc's jim avila has more. >> reporter: no one can remember this happening before, not passengers, so rattled they didn't want to be identified. >> the seats flipped backwards and so -- people were -- essentially on the laps of the passengers behind them with, with their legs up in the air. >> reporter: not aviation experts. >> i have never seen anything like that in all my years, 30 years of covering the airline industry. >> reporter: no one can remember airline seats disconnecting from the cabin floor. now it happen twice in three days abrd two american airlines 757s. >> during climb out, rows, passenger seats row 12, d, e, f, came loose. >> reporter: flight 685, boston to miami diverted in mid flight declaring an emergency, landing at jfk in new york because a row of seats had disengaged from its rails. on a nearly full flight. one of the displaced passengers is moved to the flight attendant's jump seat. fearing turbulence en route, the captain decides to land before the loose row becomes an in flight missile. >> we don
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. in the 9th inning jim johnson who had a rough night on sunday night, rebounds brilliantly to win. this orioles 3-2, but it was a miserable drive up. for that part of the story, here's christian schaffer. >> electrical problems made for a long time. it's tough are for the orioles. the yankees had buses rolling up along the shame direction. they would hop over to the stadium. they got in around 6. the orioles didn't get here until about 8:00 this morning, so a tough trip but they are here in new york now. >> we got about a half hour out of baltimore. i think it was the yankees put something -- finally we got on president bus, about a two and a half-hour bus ride from there to the hotel in new york. >> good thing the game isn't tonight. they had workouts but cans selled, probably deciding to sleep in insaid. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> jamie and christian will be following the dispaim in new york. check them out for all their updates. you can also check out our photo galleries, get info. we have everything you need to get you excited and pumped up for tomorrow night's game. >>
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
about the damage they suffered as sandusky just steps away. abc's jim avila explains what is next for the disgraced excoach. >> reporter: life in prison echoing in his ears, heading back to isolation in county jail for another ten days, as state prison prepares for him. nothing special. no separate quarters, even for famous pedophiles in pennsylvania. after 30 days of assessment, he'll be assigned to the general population, in one of the state's 25 men's prisons. >> sandusky's lawyers are planning to appeal. >>> new this morning, a boston man is facing a slew of federal charges can after he tried boarding a plane wearing body armor and carrying an arsenal of weapons in his luggage. take a look at what agents at l.a.x. recovered. grenades, billy clubs, knives, a hatchet, virtually every kind of weapon but guns. they found things like body bags, duct tape and leg irons. investigators say he is not cooperating. but for now, they do not believe he is linked to any terrorist groups. >>> also in los angeles, crews battle a dangerous fire overnight in the echo park area. the building's roof
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
. abc's jim avila reports from bellefonte, pennsylvania. >> reporter: this is what three months in the slammer can do to a man. jerry sandusky has lost weight. his skin turned gray. and his everyone's pal persona, shrunken inward, the arrogance gone. >> he did not have the annoying grin the a defeated man today. >> reporter: that was before the judge lowered the boom. not a day less than 30 years, as many as 60. >> he will not get out until he is 97 or 98 years old. he is going to die in prison. >> reporter: his wife in dottie in court for support. sandusky complained about the verdicten a defiant trembling voice proclaimed innocence. quote, i feel a need to talk. i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. a more emotional echo of what we heard him say in a public statement released to the penn state radio station. >> they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. >> reporter: but in court, sandusky would not have the last word. three of his ten victims confronted him face to face. victim five, i am haunted by his naked body. victim six, kids you promised to help you
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
airline has found more loose seats on more planes. jim avila has more on this. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. everything is on stake for american airlines, as passengers wonder what is next after a trash of seat disconnects in midair. american airlines on the offensive this morning after reports of yet another plane, this time an american flight from vail to dallas last wednesday, having rows of seats come loose. the third report in less than a week. >> we have seats loose in the back. and we need to return to base. >> reporter: the airline insisting those frightening maintenance issues, forcing at least two of the jumbo jets to abort their trip, have nothing to do with the airline's bankruptcy or labor troubles. >> this is a mechanical issue. it's not related to anything despite all of the rumors and speculation. >> reporter: that may not be enough for frightened passengers for this woman, too skiddish to allow her face to be shown. >> the seat flipped backwards. so, people were essentially on the laps of the passengers behind them with their legs up in
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
than jim layer, and i am sure -- >> it would be difficult to not perform better. >> the president had a lack luster night, and you turn around and get the jobs report and unemployment fell and that was a boost, and the psychological threshold of it being alow 8%, which is where it was when he took office. and a wild ten days in the race. >> and joe biden getting advice from david axelrod, the strategic adviser for obama, to alleviate some of the same costly mistakes. >> paul ryan must be a little nervous for the first national debate. he's going up against a 40-year vet. >>> the race in connecticut is close. it has been particularly nasty. their debate is no different. >> i think obama care was put into place to bring down the cost curve on health care, and that's not what's happening. insurance premiums are going up. the cost of health care is going up. we're going to add about 10 million more people to our health care rolls. >> let's fix the bill and make it right and not repeal it and the ma thaul gee that you can preserve all ltd good parts. >> the two are vying for the seat now h
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